Safeguarding Children and Child Protection

Safeguarding children

 1.2 Safeguarding children and child protection

(Including, Prevent Duty, Managing allegations of abuse against a member of staff  & Whistle Blowing)

 

Policy statement

 

Our club will work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life. Our safeguarding policy is based on the three key commitments. This policy should be viewed in conjunction with and which we adhere to British Gymnastic Safeguarding & Protecting Children Policy. This document can be viewed on www.british-gymnastics.org.uk

 

Procedures

We carry out the following procedures to ensure we meet the three key commitments of the MK Springers Safeguarding Children Policy.

 

Key commitment 1

MK Springers is committed to building a ‘culture of safety’ in which children are protected from abuse and harm in all areas of its service delivery.

 

Staff and volunteers

Key commitment 2

MK Springers is committed to responding promptly and appropriately to all incidents or concerns of abuse, that may occur and to work with statutory agencies in accordance with the procedures that are set down in ‘What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused’ (HMG 2006).

 

Responding to suspicions of abuse

 

Recording suspicions of abuse and disclosures

 

Making a referral to the local authority social care team

 

Informing parents

 

Liaison with other agencies

Duty Social Worker; (01908) 253169 / 253170

Emergency Social Work Team (evenings, weekends & bank holidays) (01908) 265545

 

 

Allegations against staff

 

Disciplinary action

Key commitment 3

MK Springers is committed to promoting awareness of child abuse issues throughout its training and learning programmes for coaches. It is also committed to empowering gymnasts by promoting their right to be strong, resilient and listened to.

 

Training

  

Planning

 

Gymnastic Training Sessions

 

 

Confidentiality

 

Support to families

 

 

 

Legal framework

 

Primary legislation

 

Secondary legislation

Further Guidance

 

 

Whistle Blowing

 

 

Other witnesses

Any other relevant documentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed October 2018